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School Board Elections

The next school board election for Forest Lake Area Schools will take place in November of 2024. 

All board members serve at-large, so the candidates who receive the highest numbers of votes overall are elected. School board members serve four-year terms. 

School District Referendum Elections

At this time, no referendum elections have been set forth by the school board of Forest Lake Area Schools. If a referendum election is called for by the board, information on that election will be posted here.

Voter information for election day, and early (absentee) voting 

Prior to Election Day

Voters who have not registered to vote in their current precinct may do so online or through the mail. Registration forms and information are available at Prior to Election Day, early (absentee) voting is also available. Voters can request, receive and cast an absentee ballot in one visit to the county election office (county-specific information can be found below).

On Election Day

On Election Day, every voter will have a designated polling place. Voters who have not registered prior to election day may register in-person, with proof of residency, at their polling place. Polling locations are not permanent and locations may change from one election to another, so voters are encouraged to check their polling location for early voting and Election Day voting here:

Minnesota Secretary of State’s Voting Assistance Site


Washington County Election Information


Anoka County Election Information

(763) 323-5275

Chisago County Election Information


Filing for Candidacy

Filing for ISD 831 School District Board Members opens Tuesday, July 30. 2024 and closes Tuesday, August 13, 2024.  The filing fee for a school district office is $2.00.

An individual who is eligible and desires to become a candidate for an office to be voted on at the election must file an affidavit of candidacy with the school district clerk at the school district office, 6100 210th St N., Forest Lake, MN 55025. The telephone number 651-982-8104.

A candidate for a school district elective office may withdraw from the election by filing an affidavit of withdrawal with the school district clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. August 15, 2024. After that date, no candidate may file an affidavit of withdrawal.   Filing fees are not refundable.

School board candidates should review the campaign manual from the Minnesota Secretary of State and must file all required Campaign Financial Reports. 

For more information, visit the Minnesota Secretary of State Candidate Information Page.

Qualifications for a school board member

  • Eligible voter
  • At least 21 years of age when assuming office
  • Resident of district for thirty days preceding the General Election
  • Has not filed for another office in the same election
  • Is not registered as a convicted sex offender. (M.S. 204B.06 subd1: M.S. 205A.06, subd1b.)